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The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is dedicated to providing the residents of Orange County with relevant and timely information regarding the services the department offers. This site is designed to give general information as well as specific requirements regarding applying for a carry concealed weapon (CCW) license from the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
The entire process can take up to 90 days from the time of your online submission, but is usually completed well within that time frame. The review process can be lengthened by incomplete applications and lack of sufficient documentation. When applying, please ensure you have provided the necessary supporting documents.
Whether you are a New or Renewal applicant, you must upload or provide all of the documentation listed below even if you have provided it on previous applications. Lack of sufficient documentation and oversimplified good cause statements are the most common reasons for delayed processing. To establish your good cause, please provide supporting documents and/or photos. Providing detailed and ample documentation will reduce the need for follow-up work and make your process more efficient.
All new applicants must schedule an interview at the CCW Office at the time of application. Renewal applicants do not need to be interviewed.
Valid California Driver’s License or ID Card - Must have your current address in Orange County.
Proof of OC Residency – At least two (2) of the following documents showing your current address in Orange County (Utility bill, Lease/Rental Agreement, Telephone Bill, Tax Bill, etc.)
Detailed Good Cause statement and supporting documentation.
Certificate of Naturalization, Green Card and/or Passport (If you were born outside the United States)
CCW Permit (Renewals only)
Additional documents may be requested at the discretion of the application processor
New applicants must complete a 8-16 hour course
Renewal applicants must complete a 4 hour course
Training must be completed at an approved training provider
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